This book will assist doctors, pharmacists, midwives and other health professionals in dealing with the issue of medicine use in pregnant and breastfeeding women. It gives practical guidance on the principles of safe and effective prescribing, summarises the known effects of widely used drugs, and provides up-to-date information in one accessible source. With an impressive list of contributors, Therapeutics in Pregnancy and Lactation offers clear guidelines and comprehensive advice on a diverse range of topics from drug abuse to hypertension and epilepsy.

chapter 1|10 pages

Principles of drug use in pregnancy

ByAnne Lee

chapter 2|11 pages

Principles of prescribing in lactation

ByElena Grant, Peter Golightly

chapter 3|14 pages

Common problems in pregnancy

ByAnne Lee

chapter 4|11 pages

Common problems in the lactating woman

BySally Inch

chapter 5|10 pages

Gastrointestinal disorders

ByRodney Taylor

chapter 6|11 pages


ByMartin Parkinson

chapter 7|8 pages

Other cardiovascular disorders

ByMartin Parkinson

chapter 8|10 pages

Respiratory disorders

BySteve Chaplin

chapter 9|11 pages


BySusanna Gilmour-White

chapter 10|16 pages

Psychiatric disorders

ByAlan James Worsley

chapter 11|31 pages


ByDavid Finnigan

chapter 12|13 pages

Endocrine disorders

ByHelen Seymour, Kathryn Pughe

chapter 13|14 pages

Nutrition in pregnancy

ByMartin Parkinson

chapter 14|16 pages

Rheumatic disorders

ByPhil Young

chapter 15|14 pages

Skin disorders

ByElizabeth Bardolph, Richard Ashton

chapter 16|7 pages

Complementary/alternative medicine during pregnancy

ByEdzard Ernst

chapter 17|11 pages

Social drugs

BySimon Wills

chapter 18|20 pages

Street drugs

BySimon Wills